Could a strong performance against Everton be the catalyst for a winning Arsenal season?

It's four weeks since Arsenal last won in the Premier League and the significance of a good result tomorrow cannot be overstated.

The shock home defeat at the hand of Hull was followed by a draw at Sunderland where Cesc Fabregas was the last gasp hero with a very rare headed goal. But the noises coming out of the mouth of our young Spanish star this week have been unnerving, although if we're all completely honest, who could blame such a prodigious talent for wanting to add some more silverware to his already impressive CV.

Fabregas has been an Arsenal player for five years now and even though he is just 21-years-old, only Kolo Toure has more appearances for the Gunners. Indeed, the only hardware Cesc has picked up in his Gunners career was an FA Cup winners medal back in 2005.

Another barren year and I reckon Cesc will be off, making success in the Champions League or Premier League hugely important. On the other hand, all the reports I hear about the young Spaniard state that he is blissfully happy learning his trade under Arsene Wenger and intends to stay for a long time. I'm not for a second doubting his commitment but I've become very sceptical about footballers' statements ever since Thierry Henry pledged he had signed his final contract and would end his career as a Gunner.

To be honest, I've been as complacent as the next fan about our chances this season. When I saw the fixture list during the summer I sincerely believed that Arsenal would be top of the Premier League table at this point in the season. Defeats at the hands of Fulham and Hull have shaken that belief, but I still think that the Gunners will be challenging for honours at the sharp end of the season if we can start to show some consistency.

That task starts tomorrow.

Everton are no push-overs. As we're finding out, neither are the Hulls, Fulhams or Sunderlands of this world either. Tottenham aside, every team in the Premier League is now capable of causing an upset, but Arsenal remain one of the teams to beat and a good result tomorrow will, I believe, set us up for the remainder of 2008 with an assault on the top spot in the league.

And for the pessimists among you, consider the fact that we're about a month away from seeing the return of Eduardo - one of the most prolific goal scorers in world football - as well as, I hope, a return for the supremely gifted Tomas Rosicky.

Theo Walcott is maturing by the day, Aaron Ramsey showed that he can live up to the tag as the new Steven Gerrard with his goal for the Welsh under-21 team during midweek, Carlos Vela looks like the most exciting player I have seen since Thierry departed, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie are both hitting form and could easily become the best strike force us Gooners have seen in years. And in Jack Wilshere, Le Boss has someone with such a natural talent that I would not be at all surprised if Wenger is already thinking of the Englishman as a long term replacement for Fabregas.

In short, we haven't had the greatest start to the campaign and I'm glad to hear that the players as well as us fans are not happy about that. But our biggest rivals haven't exactly been on fire either, so lets get behind the Arsenal tomorrow and use our presence as 'the 12th man' to urge the Gunners on to navigating a path to silverware by the end of this season.